About Us

Going beyond than just providing tours - we want to empower communities through community trips

Slogan of Backyard Tour Malaysia

Back in 2015, our founder Abbie had a vision to help the people of her own native communities in Kuching, especially the younger generation, to earn better income by tapping into the natural attractions around their villages and market them as exotic tourism products. She has seen many youths wasting their lives loafing around the village or working as odd job workers. Abbie wanted to encourage more village folks to participate in the tourism industry while ensuring the cultural traditions that made her people special lives on. Hence, based on the concept of “having tours at your backyard, Backyard Tour was born and the team has never looked back since.

Backyard Tour wants to do more than just providing tours like everyone else; it is about balancing income from organising tours and giving back to the communities. Here, we design community-based tours with the local communities to give travellers a chance to experience the local flavour like never before. From jungle trekking through the Borneo rain forest, cooking with the local hosts, to spending the night in a village house, Backyard Tour promises truly authentic experience with the real born-and-bred-there villagers.

Our Vision

“To be the leading responsible and sustainable tourism provider in Sarawak.”

Our Mission

“To provide unique experiential excursions to tourists while giving back to the local communities within the region.”

Meet the Team!

Abbie Hosanna

Abbie Hosanna

CO-FOUNDER

DIRECTOR

A Bidayuh native passionate in helping her own community

Dawson Lee

Dawson Lee

CO-FOUNDER

DIRECTOR

City boy from Ipoh, who fell in love with the beauty and culture of Sarawak

 

Melody Malden

Melody Malden

VOLUNTEER

 

Sarawakian who loves nature, sports, music and being outdoor

 

Our Core Values

As we move forward as a company, our core values ​keep us rooted and stay on course.

COMMUNITIES

FIRST

We are fully focused on helping the rural communities in Sarawak, through the youths, as our primary objective. We seek to add a social dimension value into your travels.

IMPACT

DRIVEN

By training rural youths in Sarawak to become guides in their own villages, we hope to empower them financially and inspire a wave of change to break the poverty cycle.

TRULY

AUTHENTIC

We want to bring you on an authentic adventure where you’ll see how the locals actually live daily, and unexplored attractive places.

PERSONALIZED

TOURS

Customize the kind of experience you want with us. We want to help you fulfill your one of a kind memorable trip.

HEARTILY

HOSPITABLE

With us, there’s division when you come to our homes;​ be our guests and let us treat you like family.